“The soldier has fallen”

  • Posted on: 22 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Zabalaza dot net

Mandla Khoza, ZACF anarchist-communist and Swaziland activist, 22 May 1974-26 July 2019

Comrade Mandla Khoza (or “MK,” as his friends and comrades knew him) passed away on Friday 26 July in his home town of Siphofaneni, Swaziland (Eswatini). He had long suffered from sugar diabetes. He leaves behind four children. One of the pioneering members of the Zabalaza Anarchist  Communist Federation (ZACF) founded in South Africa on May Day 2003, MK was committed to a social revolution that would place power and wealth in the hands of the working class, the peasants and the poor. As he would often say: “It doesn’t matter if you change who sits on the throne: you have to get rid of the throne itself.” This obituary commemorates his life as a militant.

Marseille: Two days of Anarchist book fair

  • Posted on: 22 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom!, A two days of Anarchist book fair will take place in Marseille between the 21st and 22nd of September 2019France, Marseille

Still here. Throwing ourselves into the unbridled adventure of anarchist practice, in the cyclone of free ideas and unregulated action, in a game without prizes, of life without mediations.

Still here. Away from and against ideologies promoting political subjects, against the fogged-up glasses of citizenism, against the imposition of a life suffocated by security, which has transformed existence into habit and obedience.

Wobbly Sues Seattle Police, City

  • Posted on: 22 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down, by the IWW

Targeted by Seattle police for thirteen years, Wobbly and anarchist hoping to settle in major lawsuit.

A Wobbly from Utica, NY is back in Seattle, WA to settle a lawsuit against the city and the Seattle Police Department, a lawsuit that stems from a wrongful arrest and false charges made at an antiwar demonstration in 2006.

Art and Anarchy - A Conversation with Lee Reed

  • Posted on: 22 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From From Embers

Talking to Lee Reed, anarchist organizer and MC from Hamilton, ON and self-described mouthy jerk. We talk about how his political
music and focus have changed over time, artists and anarchists finding themselves in conflict over gentrification and figuring out what to do about it, Locke St repression and supporting Pride defenders, his recent Polaris nomination for the Steal City EP, and more. Plus I crammed this episode full of great tracks, old and new. Enjoy!

Mexico: No one said it was peaceful

  • Posted on: 21 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From ediciones inéditas

CW: sexual assault, misogynistic slurs, descriptions of murder / assault

First published on Antagonismo, on Aug 17th 2019. An account by an anarchist feminist in Mexico City. Translator’s note: throughout feminine adjectives were used which cannot be replicated in English. The translation follows.

Update on Anarchist Prisoner Vincenzo Vecchi

  • Posted on: 21 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From Anarchists Worldwide, France / Italy

Following the arrest of the anarchist Vincenzo Vecchi, which took place in France on August 8, 2019, thanks to the joint work of the Italian and French police, this morning (August 14) at 11.00 am, at the Court of Appeal of Rennes, a hearing was held concerning his extradition to Italy. According to the limited information that has been revealed so far, the judges decided during the hearing to make no decisions about the extradition, due to a lack of relevant information from the Italian authorities. A further hearing has been set for August 23rd. So until then he would presumably remain imprisoned at Rennes prison.

Epstein, AirBNB, ICE, and Antifascism: An Anarchist Newsreel

  • Posted on: 21 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From The Transmetropolitan Review

We are pleased to release our latest work, Epstein, AirBNB, ICE, and Antifascism: An Anarchist Newsreel, covering the last month of intense struggle. Beyond some of the major events in the United States, we touch on the anarchist neighborhood of Exarchia in Athens, the recent jail sentences of anarchists in Firenze, and the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Italy’s fascist Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini. Our film is meant to reveal the international scope of our current struggle, the similarities between Trump and Salvini, and the total depravity of the US ruling class.

The House of Surrender, by Laurie Penny

  • Posted on: 21 August 2019
  • By: thecollective

From We Will Remember Freedom

We Will Remember Freedom is a monthly fiction podcast series edited by Margaret Killjoy. Each episode brings a new story written by authors who are willing to imagine worlds without oppression or worlds where we fight against that oppression.

If you would like to support the podcast, please consider signing up for Margaret’s Patreon.

Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair Spring 2020

  • Posted on: 21 August 2019
  • By: anon (not verified)

The very first Green Scare Anarchist Bookfair took place May 11th-12th 2019 in the small town of Boyceville, Wisconsin. Some people were too afraid to show up, some tablers dropped out last minute and other tablers showed up to take their place. Overall, more people showed up than expected. Secret workshops covering illegal activity took place. Venders had their books stolen. One person had their tent pepper sprayed.

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